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Construction Company Fined After Death of Worker

Steve Wagner

With all of the dangerous situations construction workers are in these days, it is unfortunate, but inevitable that some workers will be injured. However, the vast majority of work injuries that occur each year could be totally avoided if companies would take more responsibility for the safety of their employees.

For example, 30-year-old Arthur Kerns was killed last November in a cave-in that happened on the Hoosier Heartland construction project. The company he was working for, T.J. Lambrecht Construction, has since been fined over $16,000 after investigations discovered some seriously lax protocol and safety measures on their part.

The Lambrecht company was fined for the following violations:

  1. Avoidance of Unsafe Conditions
  2. Exposure of Employees to Hazardous Conditions
  3. Lack of Protection for Employees from Cave-Ins

Had the company been practicing the proper safety measures, Mr. Kerns would likely still be with us. Unfortunately, bottom-lines, quick results and greedy owners are often to blame when these safety measures get overlooked.

Have you been the victim of a construction site accident that was the result of lax safety protocol? If so, the law offices of Wagner Reese would be proud to assist you in recovering the compensation that is rightfully yours. Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free consultation and get more information on how we can help you!


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